Princess Margaret received a lower level of education than the Queen to ensure she did not become a threat to her sister, according to a new documentary.
Lady Anne Glenconner, a maid of honor at the coronation of the Queen, says that Princess Margaret felt that she deliberately remained at an intellectual disadvantage as she grew up.
& # 39; She [Princess Margaret] always said: "I was never educated as well as my sister to not be a kind of threat to her", that's what I felt, "reveals Lady Anne on the BBC Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal.
Lady Anne Glenconner, Princess Margaret's former maid of honor, said that the real one, in a 1951 premiere film, felt that she deliberately stayed at an intellectual disadvantage as she grew up while sharing her memories in the BBC documentary Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal
Lady Anne was a childhood friend of Princess Margaret and became a maid of honor. In the photo, Lady Anne in 1956 before her wedding with one of Margaret's friends
Lady Anne recalled how the then Princess Elizabeth (left in 1940) had tutors of Eton and Oxford, while her younger sister Margaret (right) received lessons in French and piano.
Lady Anne was a childhood friend of Princess Margaret and became one of her bridesmaids.
He spent a lot of time with the young princesses as a child, since his father, the 5th Earl of Leicester, was a close friend of the future King George VI and his family home, Holkham Hall, was a stone's throw from Sandringham Estate in Norfolk .
Lady Anne remembers how the different approaches to princess education were apparent.
"The queen had people from Oxford and Eton who came and taught her, and Princess Margaret had a French governess and someone who taught her how to play the piano," she says.
Lady Anne was an intimate friend of the royal family and was one of the Queen's bridesmaids at the 1953 coronation. Lady Anne appears in the photo on this balcony.
As the future queen, Princess Isabel also received lessons in constitutional history, while her younger sister did not.
Her service partner Jane Stevens says the difference in education was the first indication to Princess Margaret that their lives were on different paths.
She remembers: "She told me," that was the first time I thought or I realized that my sister was going to be Queen and it would not really be part of what she was going to do. It hurt a lot. that their lives were going to be completely different. "
Another close friend, Lady Jane Rayne, adds how this lack of education would impact Princess Margaret in the years to come.
The documentary in two parts also explores the relationship of the princess with the group's captain Peter Townsend, with whom she was engaged, and her first husband, Anthony Armstrong-Jones. In the photo, the princess with Mr. Armstrong-Jones announcing his commitment in 1960
"I think I was afraid of being underestimated, but what role can you have with the Queen? I do not know," she says.
"She was smart, but she was never given any kind of good use, I think that's all that was expected of her, do a good job, marry someone and have a lot of princesses.
The two-part documentary, which begins next week, also explores the relationship of the princess with the group's Captain Peter Townsend, with whom she was engaged, and her first husband Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal is broadcast on BBC Two at 9 p.m., September 11.